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Social Text (2009) 27 (3 (100)): 219–222.
Published: 01 September 2009
... of Barack Obama's historic ascension to the presidency of the United States. Parsing cultural strains of racial triumph and vexation, of political elation as well as mourning, that mark the Obama phenomenon, the piece underscores the urgency of critically interrogating the post in “postracial.” © 2009...
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Social Text (2019) 37 (4 (141)): 1–21.
Published: 01 December 2019
... crossed the US-Mexico border in 2014. 1 This dramatic spike in numbers retrospectively marked the beginning of the refugee crisis that continues unabated through today’s “zero tolerance” policy under the Trump administration. This crisis makes evident several artificial boundaries: between the United...
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Social Text (2007) 25 (2 (91)): 81–102.
Published: 01 June 2007
...Gilberto Rosas Duke University Press 2007 The Fragile Ends of War FORGING THE UNITED STATES  –  ME XICO BORDER AND BORDERL ANDS CONSCIOUSNESS At three...
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Social Text (2000) 18 (1 (62)): 55–79.
Published: 01 March 2000
...Eric Tang 3. tang 2/11/00 10:50 AM Page 55 Collateral Damage SOUTHEAST ASIAN POVERTY IN THE UNITED STATES On 22 August 1996, President Bill Clinton signed...
Published: 01 June 2019
Figure 1 James Roberts’s valuation return. National Archives of the United Kingdom, PRO 10/15. More
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Social Text (2011) 29 (3 (108)): 127–138.
Published: 01 September 2011
... such nationalist interpretations by delineating the expansive qualities of empire in the United States and in South Asia. By historicizing the Delhi Durbar as an aesthetic spectacle of empire, this essay highlights how geometric motifs of colonial India are linked to the architectural landscape of post-9/11...
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Social Text (2009) 27 (2 (99)): 139–143.
Published: 01 June 2009
... as a historical epoch and as human beings' increasing technical mastery over nature. In its historical sense, the Enlightenment has been victorious in the United States, where free and equal citizens engage in market exchanges as free agents, without feudal and precapitalist residues. Examining the concept...
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Social Text (2012) 30 (2 (111)): 75–98.
Published: 01 June 2012
...Christopher Taylor Christopher Taylor considers C. L. R. James’s sojourn in the United States from the perspective of a series of articles that James wrote while assisting Missourian sharecroppers striking in 1941. While James’s work has been foundational to postnational Americanist scholarship...
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Social Text (2009) 27 (2 (99)): 145–158.
Published: 01 June 2009
... generates the pressure of conformity, particularly dangerous for emigrant intellectuals. The talk thus seeks to overcome the dichotomy of uncritically identifying oneself with, or hypercritically isolating oneself from, the United States. Adorno proposes that it is not enough simply to understand one...
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Social Text (2010) 28 (4 (105)): 1–24.
Published: 01 December 2010
...Alicia Schmidt Camacho This essay argues that the failures of U.S. immigration enforcement institutions functioned as a strategic policy from 2003 to 2010, when the undocumented population in the United States reached an unprecedented twelve million people. The author examines how the so-called...
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Social Text (2010) 28 (3 (104)): 67–89.
Published: 01 September 2010
... that begin or transform globalization. I have selected three extreme bodyscapes to analyze in this text: the serial murders of women in Ciudad Juárez, decapitations related to drug trafficking, and the mutilations suffered by certain migrants as they travel through Mexico to the United States...
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Social Text (2010) 28 (4 (105)): 65–89.
Published: 01 December 2010
...Patrick Jagoda The contemporary military doctrine of “network-centric warfare” has favored a decentralized approach to both humanitarian interventions and “warfighting.” In reframing enmity as network antagonism, the United States has focused on a new type of anti-American enemy: the terrorist...
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Social Text (2011) 29 (2 (107)): 1–19.
Published: 01 June 2011
... violence. As antiqueer violence is written in the social as an outlaw practice, I argue, via Frantz Fanon's reading of Hegel, that these forms of violence are not an aberration but are central to the reproduction of liberal democracy in the United States. Against redemption—violence is the province...
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Social Text (2011) 29 (2 (107)): 99–117.
Published: 01 June 2011
... and the United States. This essay explores Filipino American aesthetic practices that engage with the corporeal and discursive production of the “Filipino” in both America and Filipino America. The essay investigates the implications of Filipino American visual art and artists “returning” to the Philippines...
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Social Text (2012) 30 (1 (110)): 27–50.
Published: 01 March 2012
...Shu-mei Shih This essay brings into dialectical consideration the relationship between postsocialism and posthumanism in China through the life story of Marxist humanism from the global 1960s to the present across Eastern Europe, France, and the United States. It especially foregrounds the American...
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Social Text (2012) 30 (4 (113)): 1–24.
Published: 01 December 2012
...Shane Vogel This essay develops a theoretical framework of biopolitical performance, or more simply bioperformance , with which to approach the 1957 televised broadcast of Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn’s A Drum Is a Woman . Presented on the drama anthology program The United States Steel Hour...
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Social Text (2013) 31 (2 (115)): 1–17.
Published: 01 June 2013
..., and the United States. While the term “neoliberalism” has become so evacuated of specificity that some argue it should be abandoned, we suggest instead that problematizing the term makes visible pressing problems of periodization in the twenty-first century. As it currently circulates, neoliberalism is often...
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Social Text (2013) 31 (3 (116)): 75–93.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Jayna Brown In considering the music of two dub-influenced artists based in the United Kingdom, Tricky (Adrian Thaws) and the Bug (Kevin Martin), I explore the ways dub and punk share historical space and affective territory, and particularly the ways a punk ethos has continued to be imbricated...
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Social Text (2014) 32 (1 (118)): 23–43.
Published: 01 March 2014
... the centrality of noncombatant populations in counterinsurgencies, military theorists have increasingly sought to incorporate culture and intuition in their arsenal of tactics. Focusing on the development of the uses of affect by the United States, this study illuminates the ongoing tensions between political...
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Social Text (2014) 32 (3 (120)): 11–28.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Kevin Lewis O’Neill A will to escape organizes the practice of Latin American Christian liberation while at the same time enacting a new genre of captivity. After a shift in US interdiction efforts, the vast majority of cocaine produced in the Andes for the United States now passes through...